Ransomware has been a terrible problem plaguing Windows users for some time now. Unfortunately for Mac users, their time has come. The first bit of known ransomware has hit OS X. Known as “KeRanger”, the malware infects Macs through the BitTorrent sharing software called Transmission. Once on a Mac, it encrypts user files and then demands a payment via BitCoin. This conceals the identity of the recipient. Hopefully once the ransom is paid, users will get the key to decrypt their files. Without the key, there is no way to regain access to your system. Don’t become the next victim! Take steps to prevent your PC’s and Macs from getting hit with viruses, malware and crypto attacks. Call the expert Technology Consultants at ExcalTech today for more information.
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